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Pro Stock's Alex Laughlin dominates at Lights Out small tire event

Pro Stock racer Alex Laughlin wheeled his supercharged Corvette to victory at the Lights Out X drag radial event at South Georgia Motorsports Park.
18 Feb 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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laughlin
Some racers elected to take it easy during the off week between NHRA Mello Yello Series events in Pomona and Phoenix, but Pro Stock racer Alex Laughlin wasn’t one of them. Following his semifinal finish in Pro Stock at the season opener, where…
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Streak over, Torrence has no excuses, but plenty of motivation

Steve Torrence’s final-round loss at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals cost him a chance at a pair of class records, but the reigning NHRA Mello Yello champ isn’t letting it get him down.
18 Feb 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence’s final-round loss at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals cost him a chance at a pair of class records, but the reigning NHRA Mello Yello champ isn’t letting it get him down. Torrence closed out 2018 with a record-setting…
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Clay Millican reunites with old friend Mike Kloeber, but not without cost

Clay Millican and Mike Kloeber are reunited on the NHRA side of the fence after years with David Grubnic.
17 Feb 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Clay Millican
It came as a relief to David Grubnic when Clay Millican earned his first NHRA national event win in 2017. Finally, the pair could focus on the real goal: winning a national championship together. The two partnered up in 2015 as part of a new race…
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What if NHRA stars took their talents to the NBA?

We took basketball stars (past and present) to the drag strip. Who would we take if the roles reversed?
16 Feb 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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NBA
The All-Star Motorsports Challenge set to air on TNT at 5 p.m. Eastern brought a host of basketball stars to zMAX Dragway outside of Charlotte to get a taste of drag racing. They met up with John Force, Antron Brown, Erica Enders and Brittany Force…
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Force (“the Michael Jordan of drag racing") discusses NBA all-star race on Tip-Off show

Sixteen-time NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car champ John Force was a guest Thursday on TNT’s Tip-Off show where “the Michael Jordan of drag racing” discussed his and NHRA’s role in the recent NBA All Star Motor Sports Challenge event that will air Saturday.
14 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Unfinished Business Toyota Camrys pay tribute to iconic cars of the NHRA legends

NHRA legends Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney, Joe Amato, Ed McCulloch, Kenny Bernstein, Warren Johnson, and Terry Vance will compete in these custom Toyota Camrys during NHRA's Unfinished Business competition at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
14 Feb 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Unfinished Business
NHRA legends "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Don "the Snake" Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney, Joe Amato, Ed "the Ace" McCulloch, Kenny Bernstein, Warren Johnson, and Terry Vance will compete in these custom Toyota Camrys during NHRA's Unfinished Business…
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Cowie, Hough lead Sportsman winners at season-opening Winternationals in Pomona

Shawn Cowie in Alcohol Dragster and Brian Hough in Alcohol Funny Car led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
14 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Pomona
Shawn Cowie in Alcohol Dragster and Brian Hough in Alcohol Funny Car led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Shawn…
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Ready to drag race? Here's how to get started

Racing for your first time can be intimidating. How do you find a place to race? What should you bring? In essence, how does it all work? We know it can sound daunting, but we’ll walk you through every step of the process to get you up to the starting line.
13 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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How To Race
At its core, drag racing is a simple sport, a straight-line competition that most commonly takes place on eighth- and quarter-mile dragstrips. I say simple because almost anyone with a driver’s license can make runs with everything from street-legal…
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Firebird Raceway listed in National Register of Historic Places

Firebird Raceway, a longstanding NHRA Member Track located in Eagle, Idaho, has been listed in the National Register for Historic Places. Firebird is the first drag racing strip in the United States to achieve the honor.
13 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Firebird
Firebird Raceway, a longstanding NHRA Member Track located in Eagle, Idaho, has been listed in the National Register for Historic Places.  The New family established the drag strip in 1968 and has owned and operated it for the last 51 years…
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Pollacheck confident about title hopes following return to Matt Smith Racing

Scotty Pollacheck’s quest to win in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class gets a boost after he announces a return to Matt Smith Racing.
12 Feb 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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scottyp
Scotty Pollacheck, a six-time national event finalist in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, has announced that he will return to Matt Smith Racing for the 2019 season. Pollacheck will be riding an S&S-powered EBR as part of a three-rider team along…
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NHRA drivers helped NBA allstars put the pedal down for All-Star Motor Sports Challenge

NHRA stars John Force, Brittany Force, Antron Brown and Erica Enders provided the acceleration education to NBA all stars for the All-Star Motor Sports Challenge that will air during next Saturday’s NBA All Star game.
12 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NBA
NHRA stars John Force, Brittany Force, Antron Brown, and Erica Enders provided the acceleration education to NBA all stars for the All-Star Motor Sports Challenge that will air during next Saturday’s NBA All Star programming at 5 p.m. Eastern on TNT…
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Vance donates $1 million to B.R.A.K.E.S. teen defensive driving charity

NHRA motorcycle-racing icon Terry Vance has made a $1 million donation to B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives by training teens and their parents to be safer on the road.
10 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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BRAKES
NHRA motorcycle-racing icon Terry Vance has made a $1 million donation to B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives by training teens and their parents…
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Well, that escalated quickly. Welcome to Top Fuel, Austin Prock

To say that it has been a whirlwind week for Austin Prock is a little like saying that his boss, 16-time NHRA champion John Force, is a little good. The third-generation nitro racer qualified in his Top Fuel debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and has proven himself ready for battle.
10 Feb 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Austin Prock
To say that it has been a whirlwind week for Austin Prock is a little like saying that his boss, 16-time NHRA champion John Force, is a little good. Exactly one week before he’ll pull into the staging beams at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona today…
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Final eliminations for season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals set for today

Welcome to the final day of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Due to weather, the start of final eliminations for all three Professional categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock) has been moved to 11:15 a.m.
10 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Pomona
Welcome to the final day of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Due to weather, the start of final eliminations for all three Professional categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock) has been moved to 11:15 a.m…
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More Winternationals new cars

Part two of our look at new cars, new sponsors, and new paint from the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
09 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Bo Butner
Part two of our look at new cars, new sponsi\ors, and new paint from the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.   Richie Crampton is back in DHL colors to start the year New livery for…
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Goal accomplished as electric eCOPO reaches the nine-second zone in Pomona

A little more history was made Saturday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona as the Lane & McCue electric-powered COPO raced into the nine-second zone to the cheers of an appreciative crowd.
09 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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COPO
A little more history was made Saturday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona as the Lane & McCue electric-powered COPO raced into the nine-second zone to the cheers of an appreciative crowd. The Northwest duo,…
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Chase is roadkill in Kall Out Kings gasser battle as Finnegan strikes again

RoadKill’s Mike Finnegan polished off Hoonigan’s Jon Chase in two straight heats in their best-of-three Kall Out Kings gasser match race between their ’55 Chevys at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and got to shave his rival's beard as part of the prize.
09 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Kall Out Kings
RoadKill’s Mike Finnegan polished off Hoonigan’s Jon Chase in two straight heats in their best-of-three Kall Out Kings gasser match race between their ’55 Chevys at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.…
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After winning Indy last year, what is Terry McMillen going to do for an encore? (Plenty)

A few years ago, Terry McMillen didn’t even know if he wanted to keep racing. Heading into 2019, he’s wondering what he can do for an encore.
09 Feb 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Terry McMillen
A few years ago, Terry McMillen didn’t even know if he wanted to keep racing. Heading into 2019, he’s wondering what he can do for an encore. McMillen had just come off a disastrous 2015 season filled with more fireballs and broken parts than win…
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Finnegan claims opening-round victory in Kall Out Kings gasser match at Pomona

Round one of the Kall Out Kings gasser grudge match between RoadKill’s Mike Finnegan and Hoonigan’s Jon Chase at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals went decisively to Finnegan.
08 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Kall Out Kings
Round one of the Kall Out Kings gasser grudge match between RoadKill’s Mike Finnegan and Hoonigan’s Jon Chase at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com went decisively to Finnegan. Finnegan’s Blasphemi…
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Electric eCOPO Camaro rockets to 10.02 pass in Winternationals exhibition

The all-electric eCOPO Camaro of Division 6 racers Jeff Lane and Patrick McCue made an impressive opening exhibition pass Friday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, clocking a 10.02 at 133.39 mph.
08 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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COPO
The all-electric eCOPO Camaro of Division 6 racers Jeff Lane and Patrick McCue made an impressive opening exhibition pass Friday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, clocking a 10.02 at 133.39 mph. After an…
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Frank Pedregon is back, and he plans to stay awhile

It has been 12 long years since he buckled into a Funny Car and pulled to the starting line at an NHRA national event, and Frank Pedregon can’t wait to officially restart his career with old teammates Chuck and Del Worsham.
08 Feb 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Frank Pedregon
It has been 12 long years since he buckled into a Funny Car and pulled to the starting line at an NHRA national event, and Frank Pedregon can’t wait to officially restart his career.  The four-time event winner has reunited this year with…
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Pomona Friday Preview: Lucas Oil Winternationals kicks off 2019 season

Welcome to the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. We kick off the season in Pomona with two sessions of qualifying in all three Professional categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock) beginning at noon Pacific.
08 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Pomona
Welcome to the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. We kick off the season in Pomona with two sessions of qualifying in all three Professional categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock) beginning at noon Pacific…
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NHRA All-Access is now NHRA.tv!

Welcome to our new NHRA.tv subscribers, and to our former NHRA All-Access subscribers who are returning for what promises to be an incredible ride in 2019.  If you are making the transition to our new platform, from NHRA All-Access, or joining us for the first time, we created this video to welcome you.
07 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA.tv
Welcome to our new NHRA.tv subscribers, and to our former NHRA All-Access subscribers who are returning for what promises to be an incredible ride in 2019.  If you are making the transition to our new platform, from NHRA All-Access, or joining…
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Carmen Electra, Jim Dunn Funny Car to be featured in Cattleman’s Cut videos

Former Baywatch star Carmen Electra and the Cattleman’s Cut Funny Car of Jim Dunn Racing will be featured in a series of videos for Cattleman’s Cut, Oberto’s fast-growing jerky brand, which will be shot after the Lucas Oil NHRA NHRA Winternationals.
07 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Carmen Electra
Former Baywatch star Carmen Electra and the Cattleman’s Cut Funny Car of Jim Dunn Racing will be featured in a series of videos for Cattleman’s Cut, Oberto’s fast-growing jerky brand. The videos will be shot after the Lucas Oil NHRA…
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Tricky Tipster: Torrence, Hight, Coughlin are opening-line favorites in Pomona

NHRA National Dragster's Tricky Tipster selects Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, and Jeg Coughlin Jr. as the pre-race favorites for the opening event of the 2019 NHRA season, the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect TheHarvest.com.
07 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster
Last year, NHRA National Dragster's Tricky Tipster had it easy, especially when it came to handicapping the Top Fuel class. Pick Steve Torrence, and there was a better than average chance of getting it right. The Funny Car and Pro Stock classes…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 60 No. 2)

NHRA National Dragster magazine's second issue of 2019, featuring coverage of pre-season testing, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
07 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster magazine's second issue of 2019, featuring coverage of pre-season testing, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The issue also contains features on Clay Millican and his…
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Ray Alley, former Funny Car owner/driver and NHRA official, passes away

Ray Alley, a former Funny Car racer and team owner who was instrumental in the early years of Kenny Bernstein’s racing career and later served as NHRA’s Director of Top Fuel and Funny Car Racing, died Feb. 7. He was 86.
07 Feb 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Ray Alley
Ray Alley, a former Funny Car racer and team owner who was instrumental in the early years of Kenny Bernstein’s racing career and later served as NHRA’s Director of Top Fuel and Funny Car Racing, died Feb. 7. He was 86. Alley established his…
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Host of Pro Stock title contenders aiming for quick start in Pomona

With a new 18-race Pro Stock schedule for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, starting quickly will be imperative. That’s been the focus of all the top teams heading into this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com in Pomona.
07 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Greg Anderson
With a new 18-race Pro Stock schedule for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, starting quickly will be imperative. That’s been the focus of all the top teams heading into this weekend’s annual iconic opener, the tradition-rich 59th…
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MotorVerse Live mobile app will power fan engagement at NHRA events

At all 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2019 those in attendance can use the NHRA MotorPass within the MotorVerse Live app on their smart phones to engage with drivers, teams, and NHRA partners in an entertaining and frictionless form.
06 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Motorverse
At all 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2019 those in attendance can use the NHRA MotorPass within the MotorVerse Live app on their smart phones to engage with drivers, teams, and NHRA partners in an entertaining and frictionless…
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NHRA unveils new tiered membership program

NHRA has introduced a new three-tiered membership program allowing new and renewing members will be able to choose the program that fits them best.
06 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA member
NHRA has introduced a new three-tiered membership program that includes the return of the exclusive Member’s Only t-shirt. Beginning immediately, new and renewing members will be able to choose the program that fits them best. The Silver…
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